Regular recreation, active living and a personalised exercise program can help you to live well with multiple sclerosis.
Regular physical activity can benefit everyone — not just people living with multiple sclerosis. It can help to manage some of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and decrease the effects of physical inactivity.
Before you start a new fitness exercise program you should consult your doctor to discuss appropriate exercise precautions.
Exercise provides all sorts of benefits, including:
- reduced fatigue
- increased stamina and fitness
- improved flexibility of your joints
- better coordination and balance
- enhanced muscle strength and tone
- management of mild spasticity (muscle stiffness)
- improved posture and reduced back and neck pain
- better blood pressure and decreased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis
- elevates your mood and reduces stress and depression
- builds self-confidence and sense of wellbeing
- increases alertness and concentration
- opportunity for social interaction and support.
You can read more in our Exercise and multiple sclerosis information sheet.
You can learn more from our MS Living Well Education sessions
Many community organisations, community health centres, hospitals, neighbourhood houses and local councils operate exercise groups. If you want to talk to one of our MS Specialists about exercise options in your region, please contact MS Connect™ (Freecall 1800 042 138 or email [email protected]).
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